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Wiremu Aata Pitama

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  • Service number
    WWI 16/197 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 1st NZ Maori Pioneer Battalion Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 February 2016 - Military record
  • Last rank
  • War
3/4 portrait of 3 Privates, Pitama, probably of the New Zealand Maori Pioneer Battalion. Wiremu Ata, Tiaka and Te Kirikaihau Pitama. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections 31-P917. Herman Schmidt Collection.
3/4 portrait of 3 Privates, Pitama, probably of the New Zeal … Read more

Identity

  • Title
    Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 February 2016 - Military Record
  • Forenames
    Wiremu Aata AWMM
  • Surname
    Pitama AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 16/197 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    27 July 1892 Military Personnel File RapakiCanterbury Military Personnel File
  • Date of birth
    27 July 1892 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 February 2016 - Military record
  • Place of birth
    Rapaki, Christchurch Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 February 2016 - Military record
  • Birth notes
    son of Mrs Haurota Pitama of Tauhiwi, kaiapoi, CHCH Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 February 2016 - Military record
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Tuahiwi, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Hariata Pitama, Tuahiwi, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Egyptian - Gallipoli, Egyptian EF & Western European Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 February 2016 - Military record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • 1st NZ Maori Pioneer Battalion Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 February 2016 - Military record
  • Service number
    WWI 16/197 AWMM
  • Military service
    1914-1919 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 February 2016 - Military record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    1914-1915 Star
    British War & Victory Medals Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 February 2016 - Military record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment
    22yrs 4mths Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 February 2016 - Military record

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Aug 1915 - wounded in thigh Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 February 2016 - Miltiary Record

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
    5 January 1971 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 February 2016 - Military record & BMD NZ Record
  • Age at death
    78yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 February 2016 - Military record & BMD NZ Record
  • Place of death
    Woodend, Kaiapoi Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 16 February 2016 - Military record & BMD NZ Record
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 584 AWMM
    • New Zealand. Army. 1st Maori Contingent. Scroll of the 1st New Zealand Maori Contingent, 1915. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-624. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 3: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM
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